Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Signs of a world power?

The pathetic nature of the United States' diplomatic prowess manifested itself again, this time in the United Nations, where Washington was trounced 170-4, with 3 abstentions.

The vote was on a new UN Human Rights Council that would replace the discredited UN Human Rights Commission.

Belarus, Iran and Venezuela abstained.

Not even our closest NATO allies stood with us on this one, even though many shared the United States' misgivings that the new body would ultimately mock itself.

The only UN member states that voted with us: Israel, Marshall Islanda and Palau.

Shame on the rest of the world. And shame on us for letting the vote get out of control.

3 Comments:

Blogger phil said...

Part of the problem is that we have no alternative vision for the UN. The UN is not going to go away and the US isn't going to withdraw from it. What we have to do is craft a vision for the UN that is consistent with our principles and that can be proposed as an alternative to the transnational progressive vision which now dominates. And we have to wage political warfare to promote that vision. Otherwise the US will continue to be in the same position of opposing the kleptocracies, the professional int'l bureaucrats, and the Euro-socialists with only a handful of irrelevant countries on our side.

7:13 PM  
Blogger centurion said...

Could you please expand the concept of "transnational progressive vision"? Also, could you explain your alternative vision and how to implement it?

10:17 AM  
Blogger phil said...

Centurion,
It may be a few days before I can respond in detail, the real world is keeping me busy right now.

8:06 AM  

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